Community Health Promotion Program
LENGTH: 52 WEEKS | LOCATION: NORTH BAY CAMPUS or ONLINE | NEXT INTAKE: JUNE 2018 | FIELD-PLACEMENT: 350 HOURS
Students will participate in front line basic Community Health Promotion (CHP) services found within a variety of team and community settings, including liaison, coordination, interventions, screening and facilitation while functioning as part of an inter-disciplinary team. Students will taking on more advanced CHP roles with target client groups including: community needs assessment, supporting implementation of strategic projects and project management activities and further enhancing their skills as members of an interdisciplinary team.
Graduates may find employment in a variety of care settings including:
- Health Offices
To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent OR;
- Mature student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing.
Prior to Placement
- Min mark of 60% in theory and practical application of theory
- Current Standard First Aid and Basic Rescuer (Level C) CPR Certification
- Negative Police Check, including vulnerable sector
- Medical form from a Canadian licenced physician stating fitness to complete the practicum and absence of communicable diseases.
Students looking to start training in this program have a number of options to finance their education. By exploring these options, students will be able to gain financial assistance and support as they are training for a career. Some financing options available to students include:
- Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) (if Applicable)
- Ontario Second Career
- Student Lines of Credit
- Lifelong Learning Plan
- Employment Ontario
- Monthly Payment Plan
Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify. Please contact us for more details regarding Financial Assistance.
Health Promotion Fundamentals
In this course students will learn the fundamental of health promotion from the biological, environmental, psychological, physical and medical sciences to promote health and prevent disease, disability and premature death through education-driven voluntary behavior change activities.
Assessing Health Needs Basics
Students will learn the basics of assessing community health strengths and needs at the foundational level when working with community members and community health partners. Students will learn healthy behaviours and the tools that determine actions needed for health promotion in the community.
Health Promotion Action Essentials
In this course students will learn the process of health promotion at multiple levels of influence. Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over the determinants of health using a multi-pronged approach and thereby improve community health. Students will learn that community participation is essential to sustain health promotion action.
Communicating Health Promotion Information Basics
In this course students will learn the practice of communicating promotional health information through health education with community members and community partners. Students will learn the purpose of communicating health information to influence personal health choices by improving health literacy.
Community Mobilization & Building Community Capacity Introduction
In this course students will be introduced to the concepts of community mobilization and building community capacity. Students will explore ways to facilitate community mobilization and strengthen community capacity around shared health priorities through participatory decision-making processes.
Diversity and Inclusiveness Fundamentals
In this course students will learn the fundamentals of diversity and inclusiveness including the dimensions that can be used to differentiate groups and people from one another with mutual respect. Students will also learn how diversity and inclusiveness are applied to promote health and reducing health inequities. They will also learn how to work with communities using processes that value participation of individuals, groups and communities with different perspectives and experiences.
Partnership and Collaboration Strategies Fundamentals
In this course students will learn the fundamentals of partnerships and collaboration to work effectively as a member of an inter-disciplinary team. Students will also learn how these partnerships and coloration enhance the impact and sustainability of health promotion action.
Foundations of a CHP Inter-disciplinary Team
In this course students will learn the essential elements of functioning effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and provision of relevant services and programs within the CHP role. Students will also learn how to establish and maintain clear and appropriate boundaries between personal and professional relationships and the ongoing requirements for continuous professional development.
CHP Basic Skills Practicum
Students will participate in front line basic CHP services found within a variety of team and community settings, including liaison, coordination, interventions, screening and facilitation while functioning as part of an inter-disciplinary team.
Health Promotion Applied Strategies
This course builds on Health Promotion Fundamentals. Students will build on foundational knowledge of health promotion concepts and begin examine a specific health issue through the social determinants of health and apply a population health approach to a health issue.
Assessing Health Needs Analysis in Action
This course builds upon skills learned in Health Promotion Needs Basics. Students will review Health Promotion Needs Basics and explore more deeply the process of conducting a needs assessment as well as data/information management.
Health Promotion Action Steps Applied
Students will deeply explore processes introduced in the earlier course by developing a logic model, practicing key planning functions including writing objectives and writing a grant proposal and planning an evaluation.
Communicating Health Promotion Information – Interpersonal Skills
This course will build on Health Communication Basics. Students will explore communication theory, health literacy, and social marketing.
Community Mobilization & Building Community Capacity Applied Strategies
This course will build on Community Mobilization and Building Community Capacity. Students will explore numerous strategies for engaging communities as well as participator planning approaches.
Diversity and Inclusiveness Steps in Action
This course will build on Diversity and Inclusiveness. Students will explore the impact of historical and colonial processes and discrimination and racism on the health of indigenous communities. Students will learn how to adapt programs to different cultures and contexts and how to build inclusive communities.
Partnership and Collaboration Strategies Applied
This course will build on Partnership and Collaboration. Students will learn about community coalitions. Students will also learn how to apply the six steps in the collaborative developmental process.
CHP Inter-disciplinary Team in Action
This course will build on CHP Interdisciplinary Teams. Students will discover the importance of aligning with organizational vision, mission and goals, how to engage in lifelong learning to enhance their effectiveness, and how to apply public health ethics to decision making.
CHP Advanced Skills Practicum
Students will build on their front line basic CHP services found within a variety of team and community settings (Practicum Application Part One), taking on more advanced CHP roles with target client groups including: community needs assessment, supporting implementation of strategic projects and project management activities and further enhancing their skills as members of an interdisciplinary team.